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earlier this month to resume construction after government leaders approved japan's new energy policy. the policy allows work to continue on plants already under construction while at the same time encourages japanese to end their reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s. the industry minister visited aomori prefecture two weeks ago. he told the governor that the ohma plan could be completed. j-power managers plan to inform residents of local municipalities of the decision next week. two other nuclear plants were under construction before last year's disaster. no decision has been made on resuming those projects. >>> once these facilities are built, they must pass stricter safety standards before they can start generating power. members of the newly formed nuclear regulation authority will draft the rules. the government created the nra after the fukushima accident exposed the shortcomings of the former watchdog. we're looking at what's expected of this new authority on today's "nuclear watch." the nra replaced the nuclear and industrial safety agency. it also took over the responsibili
for those who have been fighting against a source of energy they say is simply too risky. but some are still in favor of nuclear power, despite the risks. among them as belarus, one of the worst affected in the aftermath of chernobyl in 1986. yet, alexander lukashenko, known as europe's last dictator, is having a brand-new reactor built in his country. >> the northwest corner of belarus near the lithuanian corner, one of the lucky areas of the country that was not contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster. a peculiar choice of location for the poverty-stricken nation to build its first nuclear power plant. the first buildings sport a quote by victor lukashenko. the technology is russian. moscow's lending belarus nearly 10 billion euros to build this, the first of its kind. according to the government, the majority of belarussians support the project. we've been told to follow this white car to a place where we can talk. tatiana, like most others here, does not want to be seen speaking with western journalists, especially not if they oppose nuclear energy. she is comfortable talking here
energy companies to seek a low-cost solution for storing nuclear waste, ignoring other options that might have been more effective. the chancellor denies these allegations that go all the way back to the 1990's when she was serving as environment minister, but the allegations are quite serious. if they were to be proven, it would have big political implications for the chancellor. the chancellor, however, is taking this in a pretty relaxed mood. both she and her aides are looking very confident in this, and analysts think that she will come out unscathed. >> she does look pretty confident, but how does nuclear storage fit in with germany's new energy strategy? >> the fact is germany does not have a permanent waste disposal site for its nuclear waste, so the waste just keeps piling up. the country is exploring different possibilities, but they do not have one yet. every time another nuclear waste transport rolls into the temporary facility, there are massive protests. until a permanent site is found and that search goes on, the controversy will continue. >> thank you very much for that. >>
with the u.s. abe has also criticized noda's energy policy, he said abolishing all nuclear plants is not the protocol and would hurt industry. he also said monetary easing is needed in order to overcome deflation and a stronger yen. >> here in japan we have the new party, japan restoration party, being called the third poll of japanese politics. it's become very popular. how does abe view them? >> he's focusing on the every move of the new party carefully. many japanese voters have known party leader toru hashimoto for quite a while. he's the mayor of osaka. he has often commented on tv. he's a populist and a nationalist. the polls suggest that his party will win more seats than the ruling dpj in the general election. his party could be a strong rival for the ldp. but no party is expected to win a majority alone. so the new ldp leader abe may need to form a coalition with hashimoto's japan restoration party. >> we know the election is looming, although we don't know when. what happens next? >> abe will have to put the process in motion and he'll have to put the pressure on prime m
'll focus first on rebuilding ties with the u.s. abe has also criticized noda's energy policy, he said abolishing all nuclear plants is not the protocol and would hurt industry. he also said monetary easing is needed in order to overcome deflation and a stronger yen. >> here in japan we have the new party, japan restoration party, being called the third poll of japanese politics. it's become very popular. how does abe view them? >> he's focusing on the every move of the new party carefully. many japanese voters have known party leader toru hashimoto for quite a while. he's the mayor of osaka. he has often commented on tv. he's a populist and a nationalist. the polls suggest that his party will win more seats than the ruling dpj in the next general election. his party could be a strong rival for the ldp. but no party is expected to win a majority alone. so the new ldp leader abe may need to form a coalition with hashimoto's japan restoration party. >> we know the election is looming, although we don't know when. what happens next? >> abe will have to put the process in motion and he'll
' energy saving consciousness will boost the sales for thermal underwear. >>> new york city announced plans to build the world's tallest ferris wheel on staten island. it's expected to become a popular tourist attraction for panoramic views. city officials say the wheel will be 190.5 meters tall, more than 25 meters taller than the one in singapore. passengers will take about 38 minutes to go around. the city plans to begin construction of the ride and its surrounding shopping center in 2014. the entire facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015. staten island is the least populated of new york cities boroug boroughs. >>> the gaming industry is booming in japan driven by a rapid inside in smart phone users. but it faces a serious shortage of programmers. a maker of game software has organized a programmer contest to find talented people. among the contestants were a handful of high school students. >> reporter: 22 finalists gathered in tokyo for the contest earlier this month. all of them are students. the total prize money is about $13,000. mori is one of three high school st
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